Billions and billions of stones…
It wasn’t really, but it felt like it. This was a project I was looking forward to and dreading, all at the same time. The client is a fantastic one - we’ve done work every year at their residence for the last six years, and they’re always interested in taking the road less traveled when it comes to landscape design. This was going to be one of those uniquely interesting projects you only get to tackle once or twice a year if you’re lucky.
But the exceptional patience required to construct a patio like this, where each of the several thousands of stones in that area would have to be hand-selected and then carefully put in place, was something I wasn’t sure we’d have in sufficient quantity.
The trick was to just forget about the installation of this flagstone and mosaic patio being anything near expedient or efficient. Once we got over that hurdle, it was actually somewhat relaxing finding each stone, selected for it’s specific size, color and shape, and placing it firmly into the sand/portland mix, before covering the entire area in polymeric sand, a material we use most often between the joints in our brick paver patios.
The end result? A surprisingly firm and stable, fantastically gorgeous flagstone / stone mosaic patio, unlike anything else in the city of Appleton, and maybe all of Wisconsin’s Fox Valley.
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